Renault is a French automobile manufacturing company that began in 1899 and is known for itís successful motor sports program and contributions to race car development. Renault debuted the Koleos in 2006 as itís first, true crossover SUV, positioned between the compact Scenic RX4 and the larger Kangoo light utility vehicle. This Renault Koleos service manual provides owners with the same high-quality repair information professional mechanics use to make home repairs easy.
The Renault Koleos was introduced as a concept car in 2000, and again in 2006 before production began. Renault struggled to sell the first generation Koleos in Europe, but saw more than 50% increases in year-to-year sales in Asia. In 2016, a newly redesigned Koleos was introduced in Europe, Asia, and South America.
The Renault Koleos is available as a two wheel drive SUV, variable four wheel drive SUV and a standard four wheel drive. The variable system, using technology acquired through Renaultís partnership with Nissan, allows the vehicle to operate in two wheel drive for economy, but switches to four wheel drive when traction is lost without driver input.
In China, the Koleos is marketed and sold as the Renault Samsung QM5 in accordance with the French companyís subsidiary agreement with the South Korea-based Samsung. The second generation Koleos, built beginning in 2016, shares cross platform technology with Nissan. The second generation Koleos received a five-star safety rating by European safety groups.
The Koleos is sold with both diesel and petrol engines, the former achieving excellent power and torque, and providing highly desirable fuel economy in excess of 35 miles per gallon. The standard Koleos models feature high-tech equipment like a touchscreen, while optional equipment allows for a larger, infotainment system similar to those used by much more expensive brands.
Owners who desire to service their Renault Koleos at home benefit from the Renault Koleos workshop manual that provides detailed descriptions of the procedures required to remove, inspect and replace damaged and worn components. Doing the work themselves, owners stand to save thousands in repair costs and gain a sense of confidence and personal ownership of their Renault Koleos.